Keep in mind a spring snowpack can rapidly change in a short time, the likelihood of loose wet avalanches will increase as the snowpack warms.
MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with isolated showers, moderate southwest wind, treeline temperature +1 C, freezing level 1500 m.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with sunny periods, light northeast wind gusting to 35 km/h, treeline temperature +3 C, freezing level 1500 m.
WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and clouds, light to moderate northwest wind, treeline temperature +4 C, freezing level 2000 m.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, light to moderate northwest wind, treeline temperature +5 C, freezing level 2100 m.
There have been no recent avalanche reports, but it is expected that a loose wet avalanche cycle occurred sometime Thursday-Friday during the last storm.
If you have any recent observations during your travels, we would greatly appreciate it if you posted a photo or any other information to the Mountain Information Network (MIN). Thanks!
Rain to mountain top has saturated the snowpack and the snowpack is rapidly melting. The snow surface may freeze overnight but should rapidly moisten during daytime warming.
Rain and warm overnight temperatures at limiting the overnight freeze and crust recovery. Thin crusts at upper elevations will break down quickly, you may still be able to get wet snow to move on steep slopes during the heat of the day.
- Use extra caution on slopes if the snow is moist or wet.
- Avoid all avalanche terrain during periods of heavy loading from new snow, wind, or rain.
- Avoid terrain traps like cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.
Aspects: All aspects.